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Clothes tips by moni158 Clothes tips by moni158
In a way clothes are the same as hair, there is no exact way to draw it. Just takes a lot of practice.

First things first, apply gravity, the clothes will always be hanging downwards unless they’re in a vacuum, moving or there is wind.

If you want the clothes tight, they should hug the contours of the body. The clothes will stretch on the thicker parts and have less wrinkles, on the parts that taper down, the clothes will start to bunch up and cling.

Different fabrics will behave differently some are more stiff, some are softer, and some are elastic.

For loose clothes, try to pinpoint the part that stick out the most, the clothes will drape from there, e.g. top of the shoulders, chest, arms.

When adding layers of clothes keep in mind the thickness of each garment, since they will build up with each one added.

Some good ways to understand how fabrics behave is to draw clothes out of a magazine or draw your bed cover. Once you have a general understanding it’s easy to apply.

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BlackTeaGRL Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Picking up my character drawing again and I have a couple people I want in action shots so this will help along the way, definitely! Glad I found this :D Thank you!
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n6254 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Writer
You are solving all of my drawing problems
I am eternally grateful
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dysio Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
I like this its really helpfull.
Thx.
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reddragon122100 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh my glob I love you right now! Thank you!
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ElectricEureka Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This helps so much! Thanks for sharing.
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Dee-Artist Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student General Artist
This can also be very useful.  Thanks again! :D
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Flooi Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I have been told I draw fabrics really well, to bad I'm not much good in the other areas xD
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SparkleFairyMangoFsh Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I finally got a new sketch pad, so I'll be practicing T^T
I could really use the practice

thanks for the tips, I  hadn't thought of the magazine thing before♥
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FrostedEmber Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
I always put either too many creases/wrinkles or too many, or I don't know where to put them. :/
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PintSizeArtist95 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love your tutorials, thanks
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